The IV-drug users of downtown Vancouver have a new ally in the fight to get clean. Insite, the only supervised injection facility in North America, has opened a detox center with 12 beds, private bathrooms, a nurse and a counselor. “People are being treated humanely,” says director Mark Townsend. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper opposes it, however, and the government will decide its fate in June 2008. Show your support at communityinsite.ca/.
December 1, 2007